Historical Stats – Callahan/Donovan Award

    This data was manually mined and has these gaps.

  • 2018-2013 – RC nominations
  • 2012 – Full nomination list, not on RSD, RC nominations (www.callahan-mvp.com), I have 19M/12W.
  • 2010 – Women’s nomination list, not on RSD, RC nominations (www.callahan-mvp.com), should be 105 total combined. I have 76 (60M/16W).
  • 2009 – Men’s Full nomination list, not on RSD, RC nominations (www.callahan-mvp.com). I have 24M/38W.
  • 2008 – RC nominations
  • 2006 – Full nomination list (74M/47W), not on RSD (www.callahan-mvp.com), I have 17M/29W
  • 2005 – Full nomination list, not on RSD. I have 55M/33W.
  • 2004 – RC nominations






Individual Callahan Nominations

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Total Callahan Nominations

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Also, if you know MySQL and want to have a query added, let me know at brotman @ alumni.pitt.edu. The data is stored in a single table with the following fields: season, gender, placement, team_name, region, spirit_score





    Callahan Award dates:
  • 1996 – First year of the Callahan Award, administered by Charles Kerr. Each team gets 1 ballot with 3 votes for 3 points, 2 points, and 1 point. (source)
  • 1996-02-25 – 1st male and female nominees: Sarah Brown Jones (Colorado) and Broc Adams (North Carolina-Wilmington)
  • 1998 – Individual college players can cast ballots instead of teams (source).
  • 1998 – Ballots re-weighted – 3 votes for 4 points, 3 points, and 2 points. (source))
  • 2001 – Regional Coordinators can make nominations. Players are allowed to vote for a candidate from their own team. (source)
  • 2001 (or 2000) – Ballots re-weighted – 3 votes for 5 points, 4 points, and 2 points. (source)
  • 2007 – Extended Finalists (un-audited Top 10) were started for CBS Sports
  • 2007 – First(?) Callahan highlight video for Rook Wilken (Michigan) by Nick Kohn on May 5, 2002
  • 2013 – Skyd Magazine takes over administering the Callahan Award.
  • 2014 – Skyd Magazine/Ultimate Central takes over administering the Callahan Award. Ballots tallied using the Schulze method.
  • 2018 – USA Ultimate takes over administration of the award. Ballots re-weighted to 2001 method – 3 votes for 5 points, 4 points, and 2 points.
    Donovan Award dates:
  • 2017 – First year of the Donovan Award (D-III players only), organized by Ultiworld/Ultimate Central, Each player gets a ballot of 3 ranked votes tallied using the Schulze method. There are no RC nominations.
  • 2019 – Ballot changed to 5 ranked votes tallied using the Borda count method.

Data Sources

Season Nominees Extended finalists Finalists RC nominations Org
1996 Full 1st Female 1st Male N/A X N/A Charles Kerr
1997 Full M F X X N/A Charles Kerr
1998 Full M F X X N/A Charles Kerr
1999 Men Women M F X N/A Charles Kerr
2000 Men Women X N/A Charles Kerr
2001 Men M Women F X 4M M W Charles Kerr
2002 Full M F X X Charles Kerr
2003 Full F M X (Email-Me Ultimate New-Summer 2003) X Charles Kerr
2004 Men Women M F X Charles Kerr
2005 Late X X Charles Kerr
2006 Partial Women (74M/47W) X X X Charles Kerr
2007 Full X M W Charles Kerr
2008 Men Women W M X Charles Kerr
2009 Women Early Men EG M W X Charles Kerr
2010 Early Women Men (105 MW total) W M X-p3 TBD Charles Kerr
2011 Full W M W Order? M Order? Charles Kerr
2012 Early Men Partial Women M W X Charles Kerr
2013 Men Women TBD W M TBD Skyd
2014 Full X M W ?, WD Skyd
2015 Full N/A X Order? TBD Skyd
2016 Full N/A X Order (Email Skyd-LR) ?, WW Skyd
2017 Full N/A X Order? TBD Skyd
2018 Men Women N/A X Order? TBD USA Ultimate
2019 ? N/A X None (Email USAU-SW) USA Ultimate
2020 ? N/A X Order (Email USAU-SW) None (Email USAU-SW) USA Ultimate
Donovan
2017 Donovan N/A X N/A Ultiworld
2018 Donovan N/A X N/A Ultiworld
2019 Donovan N/A X N/A Ultiworld
2020 Donovan N/A XOrder (Tweet Ultiworld-SE) N/A Ultiworld
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